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Decimal Constructor (Single)

Initializes a new instance of Decimal to the value of the specified single-precision floating-point number.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public Decimal(
	float value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Single

The value to represent as a Decimal.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is greater than MaxValue or less than MinValue.

-or-

value is Single.NaN, Single.PositiveInfinity, or Single.NegativeInfinity.

This constructor rounds value to 7 significant digits using rounding to nearest. This is done even if the number has more than 7 digits and the less significant digits are zero.

The following code example creates several Decimal numbers using the constructor overload that initializes a Decimal structure with a Single value.

// Example of the decimal( float ) constructor. 
using System;

class DecimalCtorSDemo
{
    // Get the exception type name; remove the namespace prefix. 
    public static string GetExceptionType( Exception ex )
    {
        string exceptionType = ex.GetType( ).ToString( );
        return exceptionType.Substring( 
            exceptionType.LastIndexOf( '.' ) + 1 );
    }

    // Create a decimal object and display its value. 
    public static void CreateDecimal( float value, string valToStr )
    {
        // Format and display the constructor.
        Console.Write( "{0,-27}", 
            String.Format( "decimal( {0} )", valToStr ) );

        try
        {
            // Construct the decimal value. 
            decimal decimalNum = new decimal( value );

            // Display the value if it was created successfully.
            Console.WriteLine( "{0,31}", decimalNum );
        }
        catch( Exception ex )
        {
            // Display the exception type if an exception was thrown.
            Console.WriteLine( "{0,31}", GetExceptionType( ex ) );
        }
    }

    public static void Main( )
    {

        Console.WriteLine( "This example of the decimal( float ) " +
            "constructor \ngenerates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-27}{1,31}", "Constructor", 
            "Value or Exception" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-27}{1,31}", "-----------", 
            "------------------" );

        // Construct decimal objects from float values.
        CreateDecimal( 1.2345E+5F, "1.2345E+5F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.234567E+15F, "1.234567E+15F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.23456789E+25F, "1.23456789E+25F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.23456789E+35F, "1.23456789E+35F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.2345E-5F, "1.2345E-5F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.234567E-15F, "1.234567E-15F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.23456789E-25F, "1.23456789E-25F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.23456789E-35F, "1.23456789E-35F" );
        CreateDecimal( 1.0F / 7.0F, "1.0F / 7.0F" );
    }
}

/*
This example of the decimal( float ) constructor
generates the following output.

Constructor                             Value or Exception
-----------                             ------------------
decimal( 1.2345E+5F )                               123450
decimal( 1.234567E+15F )                  1234567000000000
decimal( 1.23456789E+25F )      12345680000000000000000000
decimal( 1.23456789E+35F )               OverflowException
decimal( 1.2345E-5F )                          0.000012345
decimal( 1.234567E-15F )           0.000000000000001234567
decimal( 1.23456789E-25F )  0.0000000000000000000000001235
decimal( 1.23456789E-35F )                               0
decimal( 1.0F / 7.0F )                           0.1428571
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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